Friday, April 27, 2007

My little girl

Here's a really poor-quality video I shot of Kady showing me her new skill. In an hour's time, the little shit taught herself how to ride a bike without training wheels. When I think back to all of the hours of frustration and tears that went into teaching her big brother and sister how to ride a bike and hearing Abby scream over and over, "I HATE THIS BIKE!" and hearing Sam beg and plead for us to "please just put the training wheels back on," I realize how truly different this third child is from the other two. She's one determined little girl.

She's gotten better now and her bubby taught her how to use the brake, thankfully.

She also lost a tooth last Sunday. She hasn't even started Kindergarten. *sigh*

You can barely see that teeny tiny little space in there in the picture, but when she smiles now....Oh gosh, it just melts me.

To explain this picture a little: Paul's method for pulling teeth is to bop the kids on the head at the same time he pulls the tooth. The bop on the top of their head distracts them from him pulling the tooth and they don't panic.

It didn't backfire until the time TotOne told her teacher, "Last night my Uncle Pa-Paul hit me on the head and I lost a tooth."

At the dentist's office on Wednesday, she was sitting in one of the chairs that spin, waiting her turn. She was, as usual, jabbering away about nothing to no one in particular. Barbara, one of my favorite assistants there, said, "Kady, who are you talking to?" She didn't even stop spinning her chair when she replied, "No one. I just tawk for da sake of tawkin'." Barbara looked at me and said, "Hmm...wonder if she's heard that a few times." I said I had no idea what she was talking about.


Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Sounds like Kady the talker and Tinker the talker ought to meet. Although everyone else's ears would definitely bleed then.

Tink's pulled out two loose teeth by herself, except the second wasn't even all that loose. She just jacked with it every night until she got it out. Took an awful long time for that new one to grow in.

Cazzie!!! said...

Yayy Kady, onya for riding the treddly peddly so well. My Sarah is able to go without the training wheels now too, she is 6 soon. She has 3 wobbly teeth now too :)

Redneck Diva said...

Lori, ears bleeding, dogs howling, parents curled up in the fetal position - I'm not sure putting those two together is such a good idea! LOL

The tooth KD just lost was first loosened when her cousin punched her in the mouth and then her brother mowed her over not too long after the initial assault, so I assumed it was just a poor, damaged tooth, but the dental assistant said that she's got others loose, too. Guess she's an early bloomer. Great.

Cazzie!!!, KD's just so determined and independent that I still contend, as I have since she was a baby, she's either going to be President someday or she'll just stage a hostile takeover of the world. She knows what she wants and figures out how to get it. Sometimes I wonder if she's mine...then I remember the premature labor, steroids, ultrasounds, worry and yep, she's undoubtedly mine.

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Carrie said...

Go Kady! All while wearing a dress and flip-flops, and fixing her hair along the way. She is just too adorable!

Doo Dah said...

Aw she is adorable! Good for her to teach herself! You are going to have one smart daughter.

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